By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief
Charles Page High School senior and three-time undefeated Oklahoma State Champion Daton Fix made his third performance at the Flowrestling "Who's Number One?" showcase dual at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania this Sunday.
The 132-pound senior attained the number one high school ranking in the nation earlier this summer after New Jersey State Champion Nick Suriano graduated. Fix had been ranked second to Suriano since losing 3-1 in 2014 at the event. That year the two wrestlers set the all-time record for longest recorded match in world history at the high school level, going more than 26 minutes into overtime.
By 2015, the Penn State commit had moved up to 132 pounds while Fix remained at 126 and earned the number one rank. That year he took on Illinois State Champion, FloNational Runner-Up No. 2 ranked Rudy Yates and defeated him 5-3. Not long after, Fix moved up to 132 and trailed Suriano till he graduated this past May.
This year Fix battled it out with Iowa State commit Austin Gomez, a two-time Illinois State Champion, Fargo National Champion, and two-style Pan-American Cadet Champion. This was the fourth matchup between the two wrestlers this year. Fix defeated Gomez with a 10-0 tech fall at the United World of Wrestling Junior Freestyle Nationals, then dealt him back-to-back tech falls at the UWW Junior Freestyle World Team trials. The folkstyle bout was a lot closer, but still went to Fix by clear 8-2 decision.
Fix was previously on a 68-straight winning streak before falling 2-1 to Mukhambet Kuatbek at the Spanish Grand Prix, a senior-level event in Madrid. He then dropped a 9-6 decision to Khasankhusein Badrudinov at the Junior World Championships in Macone, France before winning his next three matches to claim his second World Bronze Medal. His new winning streak is only up to 4-0 for now, but with the High School season right around the corner, you can expect the young stud to post some impressive numbers as he works toward being the only four-time State Champion in Sand Springs history.